Today's Local News

New Staff at IMS

Posted: Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Iowa Mennonite School has hired three new teachers to join their staff this year.  

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Washington County Board Of Supervisors This Week

Posted: Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Tomorrow at 9:30am the Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session.

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City Wide Garage Sale in Riverside this Week

Posted: Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The City of Riverside is having their Annual City-Wide Garage Sales this weekend.  Maps for the sales are available at Kum & Go, Casey’s, the Riverside Travel Mart and People’s Trust and Savings Bank.  The event is set for Saturday, August 14th from 8am to 2pm in Riverside.  For questions or to register, contact Amber Day at 648-5067.

Washington Community School Board Meeting Wednesday

Posted: Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 6:20 am

The Washington Community School District’s Board of Education will meet Wednesday.  Agenda items include approving bids for the school system’s fuel and dairy needs, further discussions of board and superintendent goals, and legislative priorities for the district.

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July Rainfall Far Less than June, Still Above Average

Posted: Sunday, August 8th, 2010 at 5:03 am

Rainfall in Washington County in July was approximately half that of June, but still more than three and a half inches above normal, with a final total of 7.82 inches.

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Ginkgo Avenue near Wellman to Close for Repairs

Posted: Sunday, August 8th, 2010 at 5:02 am

The Washington County Engineer’s Office announced they will be closing County Highway W38 or Ginkgo Avenue to thru traffic between 170th and 180th Streets, four miles south of Wellman for the replacement of a bridge with a box culvert.

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Washington Community School Board Agenda Items

Posted: Sunday, August 8th, 2010 at 5:01 am

The Washington Community School District’s Board of Education will meet Wednesday.

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Conservation Station to Stop at Running Wild

Posted: Sunday, August 8th, 2010 at 5:00 am

The Iowa Learning Farm is traveling across Iowa with their new Conservation Station, a mobile learning center that encourages Iowans to help protect and improve soil and water quality.

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“Leading Ladies” This Weekend At The Washington Community Theater

Posted: Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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“The Harp Players” are performing today at the Washington Community Theater.

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Iowa’s Wet, Then Hot And Humid Weather’s Effect On Gardens

Posted: Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Washington County had near record breaking rainfall in June, followed by a hot and humid July.

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Southeast Iowa Landowners and Farmers Asked To Enroll To Conservation Reserve Program

Posted: Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is asking southeast Iowa farmers and landowners to  enroll unused portions of their land to the Conservation Reserve Program that begins Monday.

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Public Forum On Accountability and Transparency To Be Held In Washington

Posted: Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 6:22 am

State Senator Becky Schmitz will be in Washington on Tuesday, August 17th at 9 am to hold a public forum on accountability and transparency in state government.

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Senior Health Fair Committee Meeting Monday

Posted: Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 6:20 am

The Washington Senior Health Fair Committee is meeting Monday at Noon in Washington County Hospital and Clinics’ Education Room.

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Crooked Creek Days Continue in Winfield

Posted: Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 5:01 am

Winfield’s Crooked Creek Days continue today.

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2nd Annual Sons of American Legion Veterans Golf Tournament

Posted: Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 5:00 am

In an effort to help build an All Veterans Memorial Park of Washington County and other veteran’s projects, the Sons of American Legion “Squadron 29” is hosting a golf tournament.

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Washington County Added To Disaster Proclamation

Posted: Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Governor Chet Culver has added Washington County to a list of disaster areas that have been affected by severe weather.

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Wellman Sewer Notice Lifted, Cleanup Next Step

Posted: Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 6:27 am

The City of Wellman has lifted their sewer usage notice.

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Celebrate Washington This Weekend

Posted: Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Celebrate Washington is tomorrow in the city square from 10 am to midnight.

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Sales Tax Holiday: Washington Area Businesses Hoping For Large Turnout

Posted: Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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Clothing and footwear considered appropriate for everyday wear such as shirts, pants, hats, socks, shoes, sandal and underclothing items under $100 each are exempt from state and local option sales tax this weekend.

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Winfield’s Crooked Creek Days

Posted: Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Winfield’s Crooked Creek Days kicks off this evening.

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